Orissa is a state known for its numerable temples that do cease to attract and amaze a number of tourists each year. This is also a place where many tribes exist in harmony without being threatened. One can find a treasure of rich culture and heritage that has not been disturbed by the advancing society today.
The Orissa Tribal Tour will comprise of Bhubaneswar, Macchakund, Gopalpur and Puri apart from various villages and tribal areas. Every part of Orissa is as enchanting as the other, making it the ideal holiday spot.
Day 01 : Arrive Bhubaneswar
Upon your landing, receive a warm welcome at airport by our Representative and get transferred to hotel.
Bhubaneswar, is the capital city of Orissa surrounded by ancient monuments and temple with extensive architecture work. It is also known as the Temple City of India to have had over one thousand temples and is one of the ideal pilgrimage center. It was here that the famous battle of Kalinga was fought. Explore the place along with new Bhubaneswar complementing the ancient temples.
This day is at leisure.
Nigh stay: Bhubanewar
Day 02 : Bhubanewar - Malkangiri
This morning, leave for Malkangiri to explore the lifestyle of tribal people. Overlook Bondas tribe, living among the higher hills are fiercely independent and aggressive tribe. The Bonda are a scheduled tribe of India and are also known as Remo (meaning "people" in the Bonda language), Bhonda, Bondo, or Bondo Poraja. Their language belongs to the Munda subgroup of the Austro-Asiatic language family. They are dressed up in strange dresses. Later, overlook through the Didayis. Didayis are the important tribal community. These people have rich heritage. They said to be the progency of Bondas. Didayis are setteled in Malkangiri on the both sides of the river Machhakunda in the centre of Kandakamberu Hills. Enjoy photography with the tribal people and drive back to your hotel .
Day 03 : Malkangiri - Machhakund
Have breakfast and travel beyond to Machhakund. On arrival, get down and explore Gotalpara and Dural villages housing. Barogadaba tribe is socially more developed than other tribes. Their homes are cleaner and well-kept. They have a hunting festival of their own in March. Dhemsa dance is performed at different occasions by the tribal people to express their joy. Evening, drive back to your hotel followed by a night halt.
Day 04 : Rayagada – Paraja - Kondhs villages
Commence your day with appetizing breakfast at your hotels and head out to visit Rajgada via Paraja. At present the Kondhs are identified as Desia Kondhs, Dongria Kondhs and Kutia Kondhs. Desia Kondhs are found in and around Phulbani district, where as the Kutia Kondhs are mostly seen in Baliguda subdivision of Phulbani district. Later drive to Niyamgiri hills to explore the Dongria Kondhs. Dongria Kondhs inhabit Koraput district of Orissa. This tribe is well known for horticulture.
Day 05 : Chaitkana Market - Gopalpur
Step out of your hotels to view the tribal markets. Chaitkana Market is one of the prominent market. It is a tribal region enclosed with beautiful valleys and hills.
Later, visit the Dongariya village. It is located in Simga Tehsil of Raipur district in Chhattisgarh. As this place is inhabited by Dongria Kondhs, a particularly vulnerable tribal group. After an observing walk through the places, drive further to Gopalpur, town in Bay of Bengal with gauzy water and sandy beaches. A perfect place for sea worshippers to enjoy serenity at the corner of the place. After tiresome travelling, check into your hotel followed by a night stay.
Day 06 : Gopalpur
After having a luxurious night stay, wake up to the beautiful morning. Have breakfast and step out of your hotels to cherish the beach life gazing the beauty of nature. Enjoy a peaceful environment at the beach with long tides touching your foots. Thereafter, travel beyond to Puri. On arrival, check in hotel of Puri. The vibrant land is prominent for many festivals being a temple-rich place and it enjoys heavy footprints from all parts of the world to explore the religious life. Spend the evening at beaches experiencing the vicinity of blue environment. /
Night stay: Puri.
Day 07 : Puri
Commence your day with appetizing breakfast at your hotel and head out for the sightseeing of the city. Visit the great Jagannath Temple of Lord Jagannath (Lord of Universe), an incarnation of Vishnu; Loknath Temple, dedicated to Lord shiva where the shivlinga is inundated in water throughout the year and colossal Sun Temple of 13th century known for its architecture work. The entire temple has been conceived as an equipage of the sun god with 24 wheels.
Nigh stay: Puri.
Day 08 : Puri – Bhubhneshwar
Today, have breakfast and drive back to Bhubneshwar enroute visiting to Dhauli Stupa. On arrival, check in to hotel. Relax and head out for local sightseeing of the place. Visit the Lingraj Temple – 54 metre high temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is supposed to be assigned of 10th century with beautiful sculptures carved on the walls; Parasurameswara temple – one of the oldest temple in Bhubaneswar of 7th century.
Night stay: Bhubhneswar.
Day 09 : Bhubneswar
Have breakfast at the hotel and head out to explore the reaming places of Bhubaneswar. Visit the Hills of Ratna, Lalit, Udaya- Giris also called Diamond triangle. Ugayagiri has some inscriptions describing the exploits of King Kharavel. These hills are constructed with rock-cut shelters. Visit the ancient Buddhist caves to feel the aura of 5th century.
Nigh stay: Bhubaneshwar.
Day 10 : Departure
Timely departure for airport to catch the flight for back home bidding a goodbye to India.